Baku-On!! Anime Gets New, Official Ita-Bikes
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
eBook Initiative Japan, a company that provides electronic books worldwide, including over 40,000 manga, is selling two Ita-Bikes featuring characters from Mimana Orimoto's Bakuon!! motorcycle manga. The bikes debuted at the Motorcycle Show Tokyo 2015 in March and the company is selling both for 950,000 yen (about US$7,645) each.
The Honda CBR250R Red features Sakura Hane and the Suzuki GSR250F Black features Rin Suzunoki. The winning lottery members will receive the bikes at a special event to be photographed for Smile Bikes. magazine.
Applicants must have a motorcycle license to apply. eBook Initiative Japan will accept applications until August 31. If enough applications are received, the company will choose winners via lottery.
The manga's story revolves around high school girls who discover the appeal of motorcycles. Sakura Hane is a high school student who looks a little bit like an airhead. On the way to her all-female high school one day, she is worn-out climbing a hilly road with a bicycle, but she sees a girl named Onsa Amano who is riding a motorcycle. Sakura immediately becomes interested in motorcycles, and she and Onsa join the motorcycle club at the school. Then, Sakura sets out to get her license.
An anime adaptation is currently in the works.
A previous Bakuon!! ita-bike was shown in 2013 as part of a collaboration with Hamaguchi Racing. That bike featured Onsa Amano.